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Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico

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The War on Drugs doesn’t work. This became obvious to El Paso City Representatives Susie Byrd and Beto O’Rourke when they started to ask questions about why El Paso’s sister city, Ciudad Juárez, has become the deadliest city in the world—8,000-plus deaths since January 1, 2008.

Byrd and O’Rourke soon realized American drug use and United States' failed War on Drugs are at
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Cinco Puntos Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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Dan Sharber
Oct 29, 2012 Dan Sharber rated it it was amazing
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this was a great little book! it is short but well researched and too the point. it reminded me a lot of Are Prisons Obsolete? and i think the authors offer it in a simliar vein. i am particularly impressed that it is coming from city politicians in el paso. those working along the border came to these conclusions long ago but as the authors point out, the state and federal government want no part in a frank discussion on legalization. the war on drugs has been a spectacular failure. if you are ...more
Sue
Oct 08, 2016 Sue rated it it was amazing
Supply and demand. I say legalize the "shite" and let the users OD. Sweep it up, and deal with the rest. Companies have to drug test the job seekers and can't even find enough workers to pass the drug user tests.

This is BIG business, from A to Z. Our legal system, from cops to prisons, is bogged down with the cost of "illegal drugs" and the people who traffic them. They catch the perps from the high end of unproven income but money laundering is an art. Even the Spanish translator makes out (me)
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Shannon Padden
Jun 07, 2013 Shannon Padden rated it really liked it
I'm going to ditto Dan's review. Short little book. To the point. And an interesting and often not published perspective.
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